Abdelaziz Bouteflika

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Mar 10th, 2014
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By Nazim Fethi,  Magharebia Algerian security forces on Thursday (March 6th) arrested about 100 people protesting a possible fourth term for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. The Algiers demonstration reflects the heated political debate swirling around the April 17th presidential poll. Of the 130 cand...
By IndepthAfrica
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Mar 12th, 2013
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This year’s 41st anniversary, celebrated two weeks ago, has been marked in particularly gloomy fashion. Reports have recently emerged floating the prospect of oil reserves drying up and arguing that new discoveries are failing to keep pace with production. This might well turn out to be the bes...
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Jan 31st, 2013
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Jeremy Keenan On 12 October 2012, the UN Security Council voted unanimously in favour of a French-drafted resolution asking Mali’s government to draw up plans for a military mission to re-establish control over the northern part of Mali, an area of the Sahara bigger than France. Known as Azawad by lo...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 23rd, 2012
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Spoken fifty years after the former colony’s independence, French President’s words did not constitute the “apology” demanded by several Algerian political parties, argues Oussama Romdhani. On the second day of his first visit to Algeria, French President Francois Hollande stood up before both chambe...
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Nov 9th, 2012
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By: Ivan Eland The United States is meddling in another internal civil war to prevent a “terrorist haven” from developing. This time it’s not in Somalia or Yemen but instead in the West African country of Mali. The United States and France are concerned that Islamists have taken over northern Mali, a...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jul 5th, 2012
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France — Algeria is kicking off its 50th anniversary of independence from France Thursday with a series of year-long celebrations.  But many Algerians and French are marking the event with mixed emotions. Algeria’s 50th independence anniversary began on a sober note, as President Abdelaziz Bout...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 16th, 2012
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Algiers – Algeria’s legislative election saw women take almost a third of the seats, making the national assembly the most gender-balanced in the region but activists say the battle is far from being won. According to a provisional count, at least 145 of the new, enlarged national assembl...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 12th, 2012
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Algiers – Algeria’s Islamists were reeling on Saturday from a stinging setback in legislative polls which saw the ruling party come out on top, resisting the Arab Spring’s tide of democratic change. The regime argued that the results showed Algerians’ desire for stability, at ...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 11th, 2012
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Algiers – Algeria’s historical ruling party won 220 of the 462 seats up for grabs in the legislative polls while moderate Islamists suffered a setback, according to official results released on Friday. The National Liberation Front improved its share of power from 136 to 220 seats in the ...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 10th, 2012
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Algeria votes on Thursday in a parliamentary election its rulers hope will deflect pressure for change after the “Arab Spring” upheavals, but many people will show their scepticism by abstaining. Last year’s revolts in the region left Algeria largely untouched, but it is now under p...